Wednesday, April 28, 2010

All the JANETS at the terminal!

Very strange. I drove by the JANET terminal yesterday at about 12:30 in the afternoon. All the JANET 737's were at the terminal. That was very odd. Recently they have been extremely busy. Various Area 51 researchers have noticed on Flightware and other programs that there have not been the usual scheduled flights the past day or so. It appears to coincide with the extreme wind and gusts we are having here locally. They are expecting gusts of up to 80-100 mph around the various ranges. I know Reno had gusts of 100 mph yesterday. I just wonder if with the desert heat/wind etc. if they thought it would just be prudent to hold off on the normal schedule until tomorrow when the wind is to die down. I guess we will know if the flights resume tomorrow. Just a thought!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

As busy as ever!

One nice thing about being a teacher is our vacation time. This morning I decided to take a quick drive down to the JANET terminal to check things out. It was as busy as ever. Almost every parking space was filled. All but one of the planes was gone and that one left shortly after I arrived. It was amazing to see how many cars and trucks were parked in the lot. There should be no question that Area 51, TTR, North Edwards, and wherever else those JANET planes go, are just as busy as before if not even more busy! Without question!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

New Construction At Back Gate near Rachel

I went for a little pre-Easter visit to see if the Easter Bunny had left any eggs for the "Cammo Dudes" and found a little construction going on at the back gate near Rachel. I haven't been there for about a month so I am not sure what is going on. About 1/8 of a mile before the back gate there is a large staging area for equipment. It is perfectly rectangular with a entrance and an exit. It looks to be able to hold quite a bit of material or equipment. There was nothing in there today. The guard shack has quite a bit of gravel to the right of the shack. At first I thought maybe they were putting up some new type of berm. I am not sure if it is going to be used for filling in the road and spraying the asphalt over it like they did on GLR. I guess it could be used for some type of building construction. I am leaning towards putting down a layer of gravel and then asphalt spraying it like they did on GLR. I am left wondering why it was put there and not in the cleared out area. Any thoughts?